Wednesday, 31 July 2013

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synopsis:
Allie Anderson has encountered more heartache than any one person deserves to experience. She's lost her father to cancer, her brother to war, and the love of her life-Wyatt, took her most prized possession and vanished without notice. Wyatt once held Allie's heart in the palm of his hand-he crushed it.
Blake, Allie's best friend turned lover is everything she needs; he'd give her the moon if she asked for it, but there's one problem-he wants Allie entirely. How can Allie give herself to Blake when she's not sure there's a her to give away? Allie's heart is like a puzzle that's unfinished and missing pieces-it's impossible to put together.
After being MIA the last four years, Wyatt returns home. Allie's forced to make a decision on who she wants or who she believes she needs. No matter who she chooses
someone will be devastated.
Allie's life begins to fall into place, her heart begins to heal, and happy is no longer a foreign emotion-until she's betrayed by the two people she trusted most.
Her heart's left shattered into a million pieces, how much pain can one person tolerate? Is her heart permanently damaged? Hearts are like broken glass; you can put it back together again, but it will never be the same.

With this ring - Savannah Leigh



Book: With This Ring (Wedding Dreams #1)
Author: Savannah Leigh
Genre: Romance/Erotica/Contemporary
Release date: August 13, 2013
Hosted by: Babu’s Bookshelf

Synopsis
Lily is a thirty-two year old single woman who owns Wedding Dreams. She spends her days planning weddings for other people. She is a realist, and knows that marriage is not in the cards for her.
Drew Hamilton is a thirty-six year old lawyer who has no desire to have a wife or family. But, he is plagued by his desire to grant his mother’s only wish.
When Drew meets Lily at a wedding, he thinks he has a solution to both of their problems. If only Lily sees it the same way.
Excerpt
“I accepted long ago that I’m never getting married. Why would I? My parents fought all the time, every boyfriend I’ve ever had cheated on me at least once, and most of our couples end up divorced before the ink is dry on the wedding license. I’ve seen what happened tonight probably a dozen times, but that doesn’t make it any easier to watch, and I certainly don’t make jokes about it. Not to mention, I really needed this event to lead to other events, and while tonight’s epic failure wasn’t my company’s fault, having our name attached won’t be good for business. I have no idea what we’re going to do.”

I’m rambling now, but his body is suddenly brushing against mine, and the heat of his skin is driving me insane.

“Your business is in trouble?”

His voice is close, too close, and I feel his warm breath against my ear. For some inexplicable reason, I tilt my head, and I shudder when I feel his nose glide across my neck. His hand finds my knee before sliding beneath the fabric of my pencil skirt.

“We may have to close,” I whisper, trying not squirm as he lifts my skirt a little higher. “Nobody wants a wedding planner.”

“I want a wedding planner.”




Author Bio
Savannah Leigh is a small-town girl with big city dreams. She has always had a love of romance novels and never thought she would actually be able to publish one of her own. Savannah is inspired by photos of shirtless men on the internet, hot actors in steamy scenes, and her own fantasies.  A lover of wine and Bailey’s Irish Cream, Savannah enjoys spending time with friends and reading steamy novels.


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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Guarded - JD Rivera - cover reveal

Guarded JD Rivera Cover

Book Description:

**novella length** Vanessa Smith has her heart guarded. She’s been married to a man that sleeps around and has made her think she’s ugly and undeserving. Everything changes when she is knocked down by the famous basketball player, Jackson Berrios. A friendship ensues and everything she thought she knew about men turns out to be wrong. Jackson Berrios was out for a run in a new city when he made contact with the beautiful Vanessa Smith. He instantly knew she was different from most girls but can he make her see that he’s different from her cheating husband?

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Sanctuary of mine by - s pratt - Review

Sanctuary of Mine by
 S Pratt - Review 
OMG – words fail me this book is so amazing!
 
This book is like none other I’ve read.  It is a totally different romance story, dealing with a very different and tough subject.
 
This is a story of a young girl who was traumatised by something she overheard and punishes herself by not eating.  This story explains in detail how she copes with this and why she does it to herself and how difficult it is for her to lead a “normal” life, how she deals with making friends and having a boyfriend.  It is fantastic to read a book about these issues that so many people suffer with.
 
I think the subject was handled extremely well and it gave the reader an amazing insight into a taboo subject.  Be prepared to have a tissue handy when reaching the end of the book!
 
S Pratts style of writing is full of emotion and written in a way that I could easily be a fly on the wall in the story and see everything playing out.  It was so realistic!
 
She handled the subject with ease and didn’t soften the blow or ease us in gently.  I am very interested in reading more of S Pratt’s book as I believe that she puts a piece of her heart and her soul into each book.
 
I felt like I was reading a Colleen Hoover book as S Pratt’s style is very similar.
 
I give this book 5 stars only because that is the most, but would give 10 if I could.
 
 
 

Fatalism - Review


 



Blurb:

Alexa Schaefer has been through more pain and hurt in her life than your average twenty-eight year old.She protects her heart by controlling everything around her and living her life according to a strict set of rules.For years, she has lived behind a wall, not allowing anyone into her heart. That is, until she meets Vincent, a man she can't get out of her head no matter what she tells herself.

On the outside, Vincent Mileski appears to be a confident, no nonsense attorney. A prodigy in the field of law, he has just won the biggest case of his career. Needing out of the spotlight, Vincent moves back to his home state of Colorado to get some time alone to heal from a previous betrayal.He hasn’t had a woman turn his head in years, that is,until he meets Alexa. After only knowing her name and the sweet taste of her kiss, she is torn from his arms.

Will fate bring these two back together,or will they spend an eternity searching?

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I devoured this book!

 

I was hooked from the first page and was fully engrossed until the very last!

 

This book is about Alexa who doesn’t open her heart to anyone.  She has one night stands and does not do relationships.  Fate steps in to change that – she meets Vincent in a nightclub she has never been to before.  He feels that they were meant to meet each other and tries to push his way through her barriers.  I was so engrossed in Vincent and the way he was treating Alexa, that I found myself waiting for the bubble to burst.

 

There were a couple of times during the book where I felt the anticipation mounting and thought something bad was going to happen.  LKCollins has superb writing skills to get the reader to that state of mind regularly throughout the book.

 

My heart was racing because I wanted; no I NEEDED a HEA for Alexa.

 

I was trying to second guess what was going to happen and I was wrong every time!  This is one of the best books I have read!

 

LK’s style of writing was amazing and was full of emotion and meaning.  I thought her style is similar to Sandi Lynn in the Forever Trilogy! 



 

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LK is, first and foremost, a wife and a mother. She has always had a mad passion for reading, and recently turned that passion into the love and talent of writing. She writes sexy and erotic adult romance. Fatalism is her debut novel, which is part of the Life. Destiny. Fate Series. The series will contain five books, all of which are their own stories and can be read in order or as stand-alones.

 

 

 


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Blurb~
How tragic it is when a caged spirit finally finds its freedom and — entranced in its ecstasy — is invited by that freedom into a cloaked dance with danger.

In Book One of this three-part epic, Kate Simmons — young and alluring, and finally out of her cage of grief — attracts more than attention. Intoxicated by her newfound independence, a blithe Kate is on her way to finding out that around the corners of life, some life-changing eye-openers await. As the story continues in Book Two and she begins to churn a dangerously turbulent trail, it is Kate who now has to snap to, to react, to outrun, or become yet another tortured victim who vanishes down the path of wrong choice.

Having already roiled the risky waters of jealousy, Kate moves in with Neil while Roger — an enamored oddity — visits his son in Germany. Upon his return and finding Kate gone, Roger’s predator mind becomes unhitched, and then unleashed, on the hunt of a lifetime. But whose life?

Step by creeping step, even as Kate’s future closes in on her, she attends — obliviously — to her new life, working through the challenges of fresh relationships, losing family members both to death and to deceit, questioning the depth of love. 
Every path offers a choice. Every choice offers a consequence. And every consequence summons its due. As emotions swirl across fateful days and nights, some in Kate’s life will reach out to touch happiness in warm embraces, others to sever ties in bloody traces.

The stains of passion are frequently mistaken. The question here is who will be taken?

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Auuthor Bio~
Carlie Sexton has had a passion for reading her entire life. She loves it so that she dedicated her life to educating children. As a teacher, she has had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently she decided to write a story that had been on her mind. Now she has several that she wants to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that she dearly loves.
Carlie lives with her handsome husband in Southern California. They enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. They have two beautiful dogs, but on children. 
You can connect with Carlie on Facebook via her author page at facebook.com/carliesextonauthor email her at CarlieSexton@ymail.com, or visit her blog at CarlieSextonRomance.com to see what is next on her horizon. If you enjoyed part 1, then you will be happy to know that part 2, Taken by You is on its way for you to read it. It will be released no later than July 2013. It is the continuation of the story between Neil and Kate with many twists and turns. 
~ Carlie

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EXERPTS

Jack and Candace at Remedy

Jack leans in close to my ear and whispers, “You wanna dance?”
Taking my hand in his, he helps me off the barstool, and we make our way to the crowded dance floor. I start to move to the beat of the music that blasts throughout the club. ‘Push It’ by Garbage is playing, and I lose myself in the sea of people dancing around me along with the flashing lights and loud music. 
Jack is behind me, and I feel his arms as they slide across my stomach, underneath the hem of my top. He moves in sync with me as I dance to the rhythm of the song. I can already feel drops of sweat trickling down my spine, and it must be the tequila that is making me feel bold when I reach up behind me and wrap my hand around the back of his neck. I feel the stubble on his jaw as he glides his chin along my damp neck and takes a soft bite. Shit, that’s hot.
Turning me around in his arms, I can see the heat in his darkening eyes. I rake my fingers through the hair on the back of his head as he pulls my hips tight against him, and he leans down and covers my mouth with his. 
I’m not sure what has come over me. Since my conversation with Roxy, I have been a little bit bolder with myself. But here, in the middle of this dance floor, kissing Jack, is pretty damn bold for me.

Ambulance

I stare up at the bright white light that is above me in the cab of the ambulance and focus on my breathing. 
What just happened? Is this even real?
“Miss, how do you feel? Can you tell me if anything hurts?” he asks.
How do I feel? I don’t know how I feel. I don’t even know what the hell just happened. I feel scared and numb. I feel everything and nothing all at once. I feel like this is a dream—a goddamn nightmare that I can’t wake up from. I don’t understand. I’m so confused. Fear and misery rip through me and create a new emotion that I can’t even begin to describe. My heated tears roll continuously down the side of my face as I remain staring at the white light.
“Miss?” 
“I don’t know,” is all I can manage to say, my only attempt at a response to his very confusing question. 
I move my eyes downward to look at my body, and I am covered in a grey wool blanket. Suddenly, I remember that I am naked beneath this blanket. Embarrassment wells up inside of me, and I begin to sob uncontrollably. 
“I want to go home!”

Candace in the Rain

As I drive, reality slowly starts creeping back in, and the weight in my chest returns. The thunder continues to rumble, and I feel like the weather fits my mood perfectly. The clouds open, and the rain begins to crash down on my windshield. I turn my wipers on high, but I struggle to see the road ahead. I pull into one of the empty parking lots on campus to wait until the rain lightens up. While sitting in the car, I listen to the rain beating violently against the steel. 
For some reason, I get the urge to get out of my car. I open the door and step out into the rain. Closing the door, I lean against the car, and within seconds, I’m drenched. The beating of the raindrops against my delicate skin feels good, almost painful in a way—but good. I lean my head back and feel the pellets as they strike my face. I enjoy the biting sensation. With my eyes closed, I just stand there, wishing I could live here, in this vacant lot, alone, focusing on nothing more than the stinging pleasure of the storm as it batters me. Knowing that this will soon end, that the sun is lingering behind the clouds and I will be faced with the hell that is my life, my body slides down the side of my car, and I sit in a puddle of water on the dirty ground and cry. 
Why didn’t I fight more?


The xx Concert

Leaning forward, resting my elbows on the bookcase, Ryan lowers himself next to me, and I instantly feel Jase’s protective hand on my back. Standing here, next to Ryan, we listen to The xx play an extended version of ‘Intro.’ The languid plucks of the guitar are soon interlaced with the ever thumping of the bass drum. The song begins to intensify into a fusion of haunting and seductive sounds. I push back off the bookcase while Ryan remains leaning on his elbows. I watch him. I shouldn’t be, but I am. His hair is a rich dark brown that falls slightly over his ears. He has a strong, well-defined jaw and a muscular frame that is evident through his dark grey shirt. Looking back at me over his shoulder, a small lock of his hair falls over his forehead. What am I doing? I take a step back as he pushes himself off the bookcase and looks at me. Turning around quickly to walk away, I run smack into Mark’s chest.
Tripping over my own feet, he catches me and asks, “Whoa, everything okay?”
“I wanna go,” I say softly so that no one can hear me but him.



Dance Studio

“Again!”
The music repeats, and I go through the steps over and again. “Pick it up, Candace! Hit! Hit!” She claps the counts loudly and continues, “I’m not feeling it! Come ON! Feel it! Watch that port a bras. Demi second, make it strong!” I focus on her commands, trying to keep my emotions tight, although I feel like I’m at my end. She’s relentless. “Again. Last one,” she says, and she starts the music over. 
“This time . . . feel it, Candace. Really feel it. Let it out.” 
I nod my head and silently take my position again as the music pounds through the room. Working my way through the steps, my toes are aching, but I push through again. I can hear the frustration in Ms. Emerson when she yells over the music. “Feel it, Candace! You’re dead behind the movements . . . Make that spotting stronger!” CLAP CLAP CLAP “Hit those fouett├Ęs . . . Smooth out that demi right there. I’m getting nothing! Feel, Candace!” 
She shuts off the music, and I stop, standing in the center of the floor when she walks toward me.
Speaking softly, she says, “Whatever walls you have built this year, you need to break them down. I’m getting nothing from you. You feel nothing.”
“Yes,” I say breathlessly as I nod my head. 
“We spoke about this earlier, but I’m not seeing any changes. This is a powerful piece of music. In my opinion, the best piece of all the girls, but you’re wasting it. Whatever this is . . . fix it.”
“Okay.” And before I can say anything else, she turns to leave.
When the door closes behind her, I let out my pent up frustration and scream through my clenched teeth. Ripping off my pointes, I throw them hard across the room. I lie back on the floor, taking a few deep breaths and feel the tears welling up. My emotions are on edge after being so harshly berated for the past two hours.


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Author: AC Marchman

Title: Release Me (Callahan Series #3)

Release Date: July 23, 2013

 

 


 

Blurb:

 

Prequel to overwhelm me & stay with me.

Donovan Callahan started a
relationship with the married Claire Dubois as a teenager. He was attracted to her beauty and raw sexuality, letting his hormones take control of him. He couldn't resist the woman all the guys at school could only dream about.

As time went by, she sank her claws in deep, keeping his heart in a vice grip and toying with his emotions. He longed to be free, but was terrified of what this crazy woman was capable of. She had a way of keeping him in line, either by physical or mental force. She is manipulative, conniving, and just plain evil. She pulled him back in as he tried to push away. Donovan felt trapped in a web of lies and deceit. If Donovan was in a web, just call Claire the proverbial black widow.

Find out why Donovan is the way he is and how Claire screwed him up in more ways than one. Donovan has to take back control of his life. He wants Claire to release him, for good.

 

Excerpt:

 

I sat down at the table to drink some coffee and read the paper. I’m turning into my father.

That’s when I saw the headline.

TV Producer, Frank Dubois, age 55, found dead in his Atlanta home

Oh my God! My brain was trying to catch up with what the headline said. I kept reading.

Early this morning, the famous TV producer, Frank Dubois, died at his Atlanta estate. His distraught wife, Claire Dubois, the star of reality show Atlanta Society, called 911 when she found her husband unresponsive in their bed.

“Frank wasn’t feeling the best, so we called it an early night. He was complaining of severe stomach cramps and back pain. So Frank and I went to bed together. I woke early to use the restroom. When I came back to bed, I cuddled next to my husband and realized he wasn’t breathing. I called 911 immediately and told them to hurry. But it was too late. My Frank is gone and is never coming back to me.”

Mr. Dubois was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Along with his wife, he leaves behind a son, Frank Dubois, Jr. and a sister-in-law, Regina Rankins. The television company Frank worked for released a statement to the family, expressing their sympathy and condolences.

“The network just won’t be the same without Frank around. He will be sorely missed,” Vince Galloway, CEO of RTN Network, stated.

I couldn’t read anymore. I threw the paper on the table. Frank was dead and the first thing that came to mind was the conversation Geniese and I had years prior to this. “But that couldn’t have happened. There was no talk of foul play, no bullet wounds or ligature marks. Just that he was dead, in bed.” I started pacing the floor, trying to decide it I should even call Claire right now. That wouldn’t sound good if her lover called right after her husband is found dead. I put the phone down and waited for her call.

It took two days. Two days of insane worrying. Two nights of sleepless nights, tossing and turning. Two full days of mental torture.

The phone finally rang.

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

AC Marchman lives in Virginia with her husband Dan and their three children, Hannah, Jacob and Sarah. By day, she is a wife, mommy, and an x-ray tech for a doctor's office. By night (and nap time) she is a writer. She loves spending time with her family. She also loves to read. Her favorite authors being EL James, Sylvia Day, James Patterson, and Tess Gerritsen.

 

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Heather Van Fleet currently resides in northern Illinois, with her three daughters, Kelsey, Emma, and Isabella, and her fabulous hubby (and high school sweetheart) Chris, with whom she’s been blissfully married to now for ten plus years. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.

 

Blurb:

Recommended for 16+ due to some language, underage drinking, and slight sexual content

Moving on after a tragedy can be impossible, especially when you’ve been dealing with those tragedies for over two years. But it’s her senior year, and Harley Anderson is more than ready to do just that, even though the skeletons in her closet can’t exactly be hidden.

Enter Mason Daniel, the egotistical, sexy, surfer boy from California. A boy with his own hidden demons, and an even bigger secret agenda. Mason isn’t right for Harley. He knows this better than anyone. He’s the epitome of a runner, a guy who takes what he can get, only to split a short while later. But he can’t deny the emotions that Harley brings out of him, so he’s going to break his rules for once.

He should have known what it would lead to…





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Two kindred souls, both lost and then found. Will they fail in their search for contentment and happiness, or will they instead find true love when it’s least expected?
 
 
 
 
“Okay, okay, I’m sorry…stop…please, Mason, stop!” She pleaded and begged until finally his tickling subsided. Her breath turned heavy, heaving even, and she couldn’t catch it, a wasted effort to even try, especially when his eyes went from playful to wicked-hot in less than a second.
She was enchanted by his intensity; unnerved at the same time.
He finally let go of her hands, but he didn’t move. Then slowly, mindlessly, she reached up to run her fingers from the roots of his hair to the tips. She marveled at its softness, completely in awe of him the longer she studied the various shades. Blond, brown, sandy – like the beach. Mason sucked in a breath, growing tenser by the second. She pulled her hand down. That ticking time bomb she had glimpsed earlier came back.
“Harley…” It was a plea, not a question and he lowered his face to hers, leveling their foreheads together. “Harley, I want you…”